High seas forecast

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For the period until

Storm warnings

At 151200UTC, low 41 north 37 west 991 expected 45 north 22 west 974 by 161200UTC. Winds are expected to reach violent storm force 11 in the southern semi-circle and between 50 and 150 miles of the low centre in East Central Section from 161200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern semi-circle and within 200 miles of the low centre from 161000UTC in East Central Section

General synopsis

At 151200UTC, low 41 north 37 west 991 expected 45 north 22 west 974 by 161200UTC. Low 46 north 23 west 986 expected 54 north 32 west 982 by same time. Low 60 north 38 west 989 losing its identity by that time. at 151200UTC, high 70 north 10 west 1025 expected 68 north 02 east 1032 by 161200UTC. High 57 north 06 east 1025 dissipating

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Cyclonic, mainly southerly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later in west. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in west. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Shannon

Southeasterly, veering southwesterly for a time, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or perhaps gale 8 later in southwest. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in southwest. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Easterly or southeasterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in north. Moderate, occasionally rough later. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

East 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Faeroes

Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in north, increasing gale 8 at times in southwest and later in north. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in southwest. Showers, rain later in south. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

West Northern Section

Northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9 at first in far northwest, otherwise cyclonic, becoming northeasterly later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in north. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough in north. Occasional rain or showers, fog patches in north. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor in north.

East Central Section

Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 to violent storm 11 later in south, becoming westerly 5 to 7 later in far west. Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high later in southeast. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or poor, occasionally good in north and west.

West Central Section

In north

Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in far north, increasing severe gale 9 at times later in west. Rough or very rough. Showers, occasional rain in north and northeast. Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north and northeast.

In south

Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far southwest. Rough or very rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Denmark Strait

Cyclonic 4 to 6 until later in southeast, otherwise northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle, wintry at first in far northwest, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

In north

Southerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate. Fair then occasional snow, drizzle with fog patches later in far south. Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In south

Southerly or southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Moderate occasionally rough, becoming slight at times later in far west. Fair at first in far northeast, otherwise occasional rain or drizzle with fog banks. Good at first in far northeast, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

Northerly 4 or 5 at first in far northeast, otherwise easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or perhaps gale 8 later in south. Moderate occasionally rough. Showers at first, fog patches at first in far west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in far west.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Violent storms expected in East Central Section with storms in Sole, Shannon, Rockall and East Northern Section. Severe gales expected in Bailey and West Central Section with gales in Southeast Iceland, Denmark Strait and Norwegian Basin.

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Storm warnings

Storm warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

East Central Section.

Issued:

At 151200UTC, low 41 north 37 west 991 expected 45 north 22 west 974 by 161200UTC. Winds are expected to reach violent storm force 11 in the southern semi-circle and between 50 and 150 miles of the low centre in East Central Section from 161200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern semi-circle and within 200 miles of the low centre from 161000UTC in East Central Section.